LGBTuesdays: Schitt's Creek
The saying "don't judge a book by its cover" is not always sage advice, but it's completely relevant to cult favorite TV show Schitt's Creek. While on the surface it may look like another whacky family sitcom ala Modern Family or The Middle, the topics it explores are handled with such grace and wit that it's rocketed into a league of its own. 

Family shenanigans and social commentary aside, how does this show fit into the theme of LGBTuesday? The main character, son David, is pansexual and shown both in a short-term relationship with a straight woman as well as a long-term relationship with a gay man. Even within the LGBT community, there are many people who are confused about pansexuality or people who refuse to date pansexual and bisexual people over fears of them "turning straight" or "turning gay." The portrayal and explaination of pansexuality in the show is done flawlessly and is helpful for educating both LGBT and non-LGBT people alike.

Another aspect of the show that sets it apart from the pack is the lack of homophobia in the show. In a 2018 interview with Vulture, show co-creator and the actor behind David, Dan Levy, explained his reasoning behind excluding homophobia.“I have no patience for homophobia,” he explained. “As a result, it’s been amazing to take that into the show. We show love and tolerance. If you put something like that out of the equation, you’re saying that doesn’t exist and shouldn’t exist. The letters we’ve been receiving are from people who realized their beliefs were biased or homophobic or bigoted, and we created a space where love and acceptance is paramount. We’ve watched the growth and comfort of people who outwardly live their lives and aren’t being feared of being targeted. And it has a ripple effect into people’s homes.”

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